Former EU representative: Azerbaijan become bridge between East, West
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 15
By Elchin Mehdiyev – Trend:
The Global Baku Forum has become a great platform for exchange of views on international challenges, the former EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, told reporters in Baku on March 15.
He noted that Azerbaijan has played an important role in the international arena in recent years and became a bridge between East and West.
"It's of great importance for the country. I am always glad to come to Azerbaijan to participate in this forum, and I am very happy that there is such a platform."
The 6th Global Baku Forum kicked off on March 15 with the support of the Azerbaijan State Committee for Work with the Diaspora and organization of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center.
The three-day forum is attended by presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers of many countries, including President of Albania Ilir Meta, President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov, President of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ivanic, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr, Deputy Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirko Sarovic and Romanian Vice Prime Minister Ana Birchall and others.
Moreover, about 500 guests, including former presidents and heads of governments, well-known public and political figures who are the members of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, are participating in the 6th Global Baku Forum.
The participants are discussing such issues as peace and security in the Middle East, the current geopolitical situation in the Balkan region, and the growing role of youth in social and political life in the modern world.